Carol’s Winter Backyard – FineGardening

Carol in Hendersonville, North Carolina, is sharing some beauties from her winter backyard with us immediately:

The winter backyard is dearly appreciated. Honeybees emerge for the snowdrops (Galanthus spp., Zone 3 – 8) and hellebores (Helleborus hybrids, Zone 4 – 9). Cyclamen coum (Zone 5 – 9) is in flower. Cyclamen hederifolium (Zone 4 – 9) foliage makes a sexy floor cowl for this time of 12 months.

various hellebore flowers in a china dish

Collected flowers from completely different hybrid hellebores positioned in a Limoges china dish, in order that the “faces” are straightforward to see and revel in.

close up of Galanthus Cowhouse Green

Galanthus ‘Cowhouse Inexperienced’ as a fragile inexperienced hue to the outer petals (technically known as tepals). This selection was discovered within the Nineteen Eighties by Mark Brown in Buckinghamshire, England.

close up of Cyclamen hederifolium foliage

The foliage of Cyclamen hederifolium emerges within the fall and appears stunning all winter earlier than going dormant once more within the spring. Each plant has barely completely different patterns on the leaves.

close up of Diggory snowdrop

‘Diggory’ is a snowdrop selection with stunning showy petals that appear to nearly puff up because the flowers open.

close up of Leucojum vernum in bloom

Leucojum vernum (Zone 4 – 8) appears to be like much like snowdrops, and bloom practically as early, however have six broad petals tipped with inexperienced of the identical dimension, reasonably than the three massive outer petals and three small internal ones of the snowdrops.

close up of Pagoda snowdrop

‘Pagoda’ has daring inexperienced spots on the outer petals giving it a particular and strange look.

close up of Trumps snowdrop

‘Trumps’ is one other selection with inexperienced markings, and is far liked as a result of it’s a very vigorous selection, quickly clumping up and multiplying within the backyard.

close up of pink Cyclamen flower amongst foliage

A flower of winter-blooming Cyclamen coum, combined with some foliage of Cyclamen hederifolium, which blooms within the fall.

close up of snowdrops with hellebore behind

A “yellow” snowdrop – nonetheless largely white, however with yellow-ish ovaries and markings on the petals, with a hellebore blooming behind.


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